Today we’ll be going over the basics of one of the most important tools a product manager can have. A user story is part of the agile methodology and communicates a product requirement in an easy-to-understand way. As opposed to traditional specs that group product requirements into a giant list, user stories are short and sweet descriptions of features written from the perspective of the person who wants the new feature or capability.
As a result, user stories shift the focus from just writing out requirements to having a more human conversation around the feature. This is especially important because the end user experience is of tantamount importance to a successful product today, so writing from the point of view of a customer, for instance, helps everyone on the team to visualize how that feature will specifically impact that customer.